Using the Android app for the first time

The Android app is an integral part of the HRV Health platform. The app collects the interbeat interval (IBI) data from the Polar H10 heart rate monitor (HRM), and loads that data onto the platform.

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The platform and the app use the HRM device ID as the mechanism to uniquely identify the user’s data. So, the crucial first step is to register the device ID on both the platform and the app.

The device ID can be found on the top edge of the HRM.

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Add the device ID during registration

The device ID is usually entered on registration.

If it has not been entered on registration, or the user wishes to add a new HRM, the device id can be entered on the HRM device add tab of the HRV and BP screen.

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Screenshot 20210822 194011 HRV HealthTo register the device ID on the app, enter the ID into the field that appears above the Update button on the screen. Click the Update button. If the correct ID has been entered, it will appear in the Connect to button towards the top of the screen. If an incorrect ID has been entered, an “Invalid device ID” message will appear on the screen.

Then click the Test button. The app will test that the device ID registered on the app is functioning correctly, and that the device ID is registered on the platform. You will receive a message if the device ID is NOT registered on the phone. Once the device ID is correctly registered on the phone, the Test button will display a message indicating whether the device ID is correctly registered on the platform.

If there is an error, login to the platform and register the device ID as instructed above.

Once the test has been successfully completed, you are ready to take your first reading. Put the Polar H10 chest strap on and attach the HRM. Then click the Connect to button. The Connect to button will change to Disconnect from, and the readings will appear in the HR and R-R fields, and the number of readings taken will be displayed.

For the best results, ensure that you are seated and relaxed. Breath slowly and rhythmically.  The app takes 120 data points, which takes two to three minutes. Once completed, a message will appear indicating that the data has been uploaded.

Either login to the platform, or click the results button to view the latest data.

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